Republican pollster Bill McInturff sits down for a conversation with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast to discuss Republican strategy in the wake of the 2010 midterm elections, possible GOP Presidential finalists in 2012, how key issues like Afghanistan are influencing liberal support for Obama, and a number of other topics.
Bill McInturff is a partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, a leading Republican polling company. He was the lead pollster for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Working with Democratic pollster Peter Hart, McInturff is also co-director of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal National Poll.
In addition to its work for major media outlets, Public Opinion Strategies has a wide variety of corporate clients. McInturff is an expert in the field of health care polling where he has completed more than 350 focus groups and more than 80 national surveys, including conducting the polling for the Harry and Louise campaign in 1993 and 94.
McInturff's corporate clients include the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Pfizer, Inc., and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Citing widespread disillusionment among Democratic voters on issues like Afghanistan, Republican pollster Bill McInturff speculates that President Obama could face a serious primary challenge in the run-up to the 2012 Presidential election.